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SPARKS

Objective

SPARKS is an awareness-raising and engagement project to promote Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) across 29 European countries (EU members plus Switzerland). It gathers 33 organisations as partners and linked Third Parties.
SPARKS will organise an interactive touring exhibition and 232 innovative participatory activities on RRI (science cafés, pop-up Science Shops, incubation activities and scenario workshops) across Europe. The European dimension of the project is paired with a strong emphasis on local implementation through 29 experienced science communicators (one per country) that will adapt the exhibition and activities to their contexts and establish local multi-stakeholder collaborative partnerships. SPARKS will deploy complementary dissemination tools and actions to maximise its outreach and impact. It will collect and analyse important data on RRI throughout Europe and build on its learning to:
- Further build the capacity of science actors and policy makers to promote RRI;
- Better understand society’s vision, interests and readiness concerning RRI in health;
- Provide policy recommendations to feed R&I policies with societal inputs and facilitate RRI;
- Develop the capacity of a group of European stakeholders to participate in RRI.
SPARKS will use the appealing topic “technology shifts in health and medicine” to reach out to a wider public, make the RRI concept meaningful to it and establish a direct link with one of the priority societal challenges of Horizon 2020. Creative disruptions —in the form of artistic inputs and questioning— will help it to engage more stakeholders.
SPARKS builds upon a number of relevant EU projects —from RRI Tools to PERARES, from PLACES to VOICES or Twist— and powerful European/ international networks —the European Network of Science Centres and Museums (Ecsite), the international network of Science Shops (Living Knowledge) and the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN).

Call for proposal

H2020-ISSI-2014-1
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Coordinator

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES
Address
Avenue Louise 89 7Eme Etage
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 413 311

Participants (14)

STICHTING AMSTERDAM INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 138 398
Address
Paasheuvelweg 25 Tower C4
1105 BP Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE BOARD TRUSTEES OF THE SCIENCE MUSEUM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 669 084
Address
Exhibition Road
SW7 2DD London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Centrum Nauki Kopernik
Poland
EU contribution
€ 83 068
Address
Wybrzeze Kosciuszkowskie 20
00 390 Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
WISSENSCHAFTSLADEN BONN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 199 992
Address
Reuterstrasse 157
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN REGIONS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION NETWORK ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 157 187
Address
Rue De Luxembourg 3
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UNTERNEHMENSGRUPPE DER STADT LINZ HOLDING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 226 701
Address
Haupstrasse 1 5
4041 Linz
Activity type
Other
KEA EUROPEAN AFFAIRS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 268 000
Address
51 Rue Du Trone
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 61 196
Address
Diogenes Street 6 Engomi
1516 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ESSRG NONPROFIT KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 60 600
Address
Ferenciek Tere 2 1 Em
1053 Budapest
Activity type
Other
VIESOJI ISTAIGA SOCIALINIU INOVACIJU INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 36 402
Address
Sauletekio Al 15
LT10224 Vilnius
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITATEA SAPIENTIA DIN MUNICIPIUL CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 60 600
Address
Str Matei Corvin 4
400112 Cluj-napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEULOGY AS
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 61 850
Address
Ilkovicova 6276
84216 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GROUSSGASMASCHINN
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 62 450
Address
Rue Emile Mark
4503 Differdange
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
6900 Lugano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments